Students will be able to
- know that for an ideal gas at constant temperature, the pressure, , of the gas is inversely proportional to the volume, ,
- use , where is a constant, to determine the pressure or volume of a gas before or after a thermodynamic process that keeps the temperature constant,
- understand diagrams that represent the particles of a gas and how Boyle’s Law can be shown using these diagrams.
Students should already be familiar with
- states of matter,
- the idea that substances are made up of particles.
Students will not cover
- Gay-Lussac’s law,
- Charles’ law,
- the ideal gas law,
- the kinetic theory of gases,
- internal energy,
- phase changes.